Xiaomi Redmi 4A 4G GLOBAL VERSION Smartfone 2gb 32gb Gray £72.88 at GeekBuying
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Xiaomi Redmi 4A 4G GLOBAL VERSION Smartfone 2gb 32gb Gray £72.88 at GeekBuying

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Found 1st Aug 2017Edited by:"Delldoy"
Xiaomi Redmi 4A 5.0 inch 4G Smartphone MIUI 8 Snapdragon 425 Quad Core 1.4GHz 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 5MP+13MP Cameras Bluetooth 4.1 Infrared Gyroscope WiFi Direct

Main Features:
Display: 5.0 inch, 1280 x 720 pixels HD screen, 294PPI, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 72%NTSC color gamut
CPU: Snapdragon 425 Quad Core Max 1.4GHz
System: MIUI 8
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM
Camera: 13.0MP rear camera + 5.0MP front camera
Sensor: Gravity sensor, Gyroscope, Infrared sensors
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby, Nano SIM + Micro SIM
Feature: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Bluetooth: 4.1, Bluetooth HID
Network:
GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8
FDD-LTE B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B20
TD-LTE B38/B40
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Has it 2gb or 3gb ram? Title and description conflicts each other
baldude19 m ago

Has it 2gb or 3gb ram? Title and description conflicts each other


4A has 2GB, 4X is a better bet IMO. 3GB, fingerprint and faster processor.
Isn't it better to purchase this in US dollars - $92.99 = £70.28 at time of writing? I know it's only a couple of quid though every little helps as they say. Mind you, I'm probably not the only one to have thought of this.
Edited by: "LemonHead" 1st Aug 2017
damadgeruk3 h, 4 m ago

4A has 2GB, 4X is a better bet IMO. 3GB, fingerprint and faster processor.

I was on about title mentioning as 3gb ram while description and actually there is only ever 2gb ram.....
LemonHead3 h, 15 m ago

Isn't it better to purchase this in US dollars - $92.99 = £70.28 at time …Isn't it better to purchase this in US dollars - $92.99 = £70.28 at time of writing? I know it's only a couple of quid though every little helps as they say. Mind you, I'm probably not the only one to have thought of this.


If you do that, your card company (with the exception of very few), will probably class that as a non-Sterling transaction & charge you a fee for it (usually 3% of the transaction + £1 - it varies depending on card). So, either way you'll get hit with the extra charge.

Some card companies (one example below), including certain pre-paid ones, will not charge you extra for this type of transaction - so, use this method if you have it.

Halifax Clarity Credit Card: No cash withdrawal fee, no balance transfer fee
Original Poster
My apologies... Edited to 2gb
Crossbow1 h, 50 m ago

If you do that, your card company (with the exception of very few), will …If you do that, your card company (with the exception of very few), will probably class that as a non-Sterling transaction & charge you a fee for it (usually 3% of the transaction + £1 - it varies depending on card). So, either way you'll get hit with the extra charge.Some card companies (one example below), including certain pre-paid ones, will not charge you extra for this type of transaction - so, use this method if you have it.Halifax Clarity Credit Card: No cash withdrawal fee, no balance transfer fee


Yeah, I have a Halifax Clarity card, reason why I said it to be honest. Yeah and may not be to everyone's advantage if they don't have something similar alright. Yeah I did think of that.

Thanks Crossbow
Is this a decent phone? I've had Windows phones for the last few years but am making the switch to android due to growing tired of the lack of apps for Windows devices. I currently have a 2 year old Blu phone running Windows 8.1. Would this be a significant upgrade? What are the downsides? Thanks in advance for any help and advice
Does this recieve the Android monthly security patches?
My Redmi 3S just shat itself and no longer connects to the network. Common problem with xiaomi apparently.
crackshotkv39 m ago

Does this recieve the Android monthly security patches?


All 3 of our Xiaomi phones receive regular updates though can't specifically say that they include monthly Android security patches. Been very impressed (since purchased 4 more for friends and family) with them. Great battery life, built well and no issues (oldest is 12 months). Cameras are patchy in low light though I don't expect DSLR quality from a mobile.
These are decent phones , a cut above the usual Chinese brands ( Doogee, Ulefone, Cubot , Umi etc ) . Xiaomi are considered one of the top Chinese brands.
You do get software updates unlike most of the other cheap Chinese brands , but not monthly security patches ( i was not aware that any phone did ).

Their Miui version of android adds a few useful features . But it does have their Miui equivalent of google apps backing up your photos, set up, messages etc ( Its useful for the Chinese were Google is banned - but largely unnecessary on the Global versions that have the google apps installed ). These are the only bloatware installed ( there are no dodgy Chinese apps ).
tonez1 h, 17 m ago

Is this a decent phone? I've had Windows phones for the last few years but …Is this a decent phone? I've had Windows phones for the last few years but am making the switch to android due to growing tired of the lack of apps for Windows devices. I currently have a 2 year old Blu phone running Windows 8.1. Would this be a significant upgrade? What are the downsides? Thanks in advance for any help and advice


I have one of these and must say quite impressed. Mind you, did you know you can update your Blu phone to windows 10? I have one too, to update it you need to download the Microsoft upgrade advisor app from the store. It improves the phone massively, though obviously you won't get anymore apps than at present.
Edited by: "SFconvert" 1st Aug 2017
Good price for this. Get more than a days battery out of it. Only downside is you can only have 1 SIM card if you use a memory card. Also, the miui whilst giving additional features like preventing apps from using data connection, can cause issues with some apps where it shuts them down to save power, eg Strava, so you have to fiddle about with it (still haven't got Strava working fully!). Overall though it's great, very quick too, stick nova launcher on it over the bland miui desktop and it's pretty much a normal android
I got this (international version) for my 12 year old a couple of weeks ago and it's decent enough. The one and only issue we've found is that Pokemon Go is not available via the Play store, so it has to be sideloaded. You can find it on other app stores but I don't really trust them. I did it by installing Pokemon on my own phone along with apk Extractor and then sharing the apk via Google Drive. Works fine but you have to repeat this method everytime PG does an update otherwise it stops working.
retrend1 h, 34 m ago

My Redmi 3S just shat itself and no longer connects to the network. Common …My Redmi 3S just shat itself and no longer connects to the network. Common problem with xiaomi apparently.


Yup - mine started doing this occasionally after 6 months (does it every couple of weeks or so now).

Fix is to bring up "Phone Information 1" and select LTE/WCDMA. For some reason it occasionally forgets this and switches to TD-SCDMA (which is slow and useless)
Crossbow11 h, 4 m ago

If you do that, your card company (with the exception of very few), will …If you do that, your card company (with the exception of very few), will probably class that as a non-Sterling transaction & charge you a fee for it (usually 3% of the transaction + £1 - it varies depending on card). So, either way you'll get hit with the extra charge.Some card companies (one example below), including certain pre-paid ones, will not charge you extra for this type of transaction - so, use this method if you have it.Halifax Clarity Credit Card: No cash withdrawal fee, no balance transfer fee



Credit cards always charge just a percentage (0% - 2.99% depending on the type)
Some debit cards charge a fee and percentage, some just the percentage.
techno128 h, 3 m ago

Yup - mine started doing this occasionally after 6 months (does it every …Yup - mine started doing this occasionally after 6 months (does it every couple of weeks or so now).Fix is to bring up "Phone Information 1" and select LTE/WCDMA. For some reason it occasionally forgets this and switches to TD-SCDMA (which is slow and useless)


There was no fix for mine, wasted a day trouble shooting and trying all the sorta stuff you mentioned but no joy.

Just using it like an iPod now.
There are several different Xiaomi Redmi 4 models with similar names. This review of the 4 (also called 4X) explains the difference between the models. gsmarena.com/xia…php
OP might want to correct the spelling in the title, from Xaomi to Xiaomi. Some people might think this deal is for a counterfeit.
pcs70383 h, 29 m ago

There are several different Xiaomi Redmi 4 models with similar names. …There are several different Xiaomi Redmi 4 models with similar names. This review of the 4 (also called 4X) explains the difference between the models. http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_4_4x-review-1628p6.php


Its strange they don't do a Redmi 4 Prime global version, that's the one I think people would want, 5", 1080p screen, sd625 and band 20. Maybe they will release a global version of the new Redmi 5..
Geek buying also posts from Spain , Germany and Italy. No need to buy from China
sam_of_london32 m ago

Geek buying also posts from Spain , Germany and Italy. No need to buy from …Geek buying also posts from Spain , Germany and Italy. No need to buy from China


But significantly more expensive as you can no longer evade VAT.
pcs70385 m ago

But significantly more expensive as you can no longer evade VAT.


Only slightly more expensive, and VAT was already evaded on the buyer's behalf when Geekbuying sneaked the goods in to the EU.
damadgeruk1st Aug

4A has 2GB, 4X is a better bet IMO. 3GB, fingerprint and faster processor.


Thank Dude, I picked up a 4X with 4GB and 64GB Global Edition from Gearbest - fairly decent price for the specs.

The 4X does review much better --> techadvisor.co.uk/tes…45/

Was meaning to get a standby phone.
Polax11 m ago

Thank Dude, I picked up a 4X with 4GB and 64GB Global Edition from …Thank Dude, I picked up a 4X with 4GB and 64GB Global Edition from Gearbest - fairly decent price for the specs. The 4X does review much better --> http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/mobile-phone/best-chinese-phones-for-2017-3616945/#toc-3616945-10Was meaning to get a standby phone.


So it was a Note 4X you bought, the 4X (non-note) is not available with 4GB. Note series are fantastic VFM, we've 2 Note 3 at home and I just bought a Note 4 for the old man. Enjoy your phone, not too difficult IMO, it's a lot of phone for the money.
damadgeruk1 h, 31 m ago

So it was a Note 4X you bought, the 4X (non-note) is not available with …So it was a Note 4X you bought, the 4X (non-note) is not available with 4GB. Note series are fantastic VFM, we've 2 Note 3 at home and I just bought a Note 4 for the old man. Enjoy your phone, not too difficult IMO, it's a lot of phone for the money.


The 5" Redmi 4X does come in 4/64GB.
androidauthority.com/xia…36/
In China<< and also in India where it's called Redmi 4<<

It was also posted a few days ago in a Gearbest deal:
hotukdeals.com/dea…714

So maybe they do mean the smaller Redmi 4X, although their review link is Note 4X and people often mix up the Redmi 4X, Redmi Note 4X and RN4 Global Version.
Edited by: "dreadzone101" 2nd Aug 2017
Rastafari3 h, 33 m ago

Only slightly more expensive, and VAT was already evaded on the buyer's …Only slightly more expensive, and VAT was already evaded on the buyer's behalf when Geekbuying sneaked the goods in to the EU.



At US$27 extra to US$93, I don't think there is any sneaking, you are paying much more than 20% extra, ample for VAT and more.
looking to upgrade my I phone 5s what is the newest xiaomi phone ?
dreadzone1012 h, 38 m ago

The 5" Redmi 4X does come in …The 5" Redmi 4X does come in 4/64GB.http://www.androidauthority.com/xiaomi-redmi-4x-available-4gb-ram-64-gb-storage-770336/In China<< and also in India where it's called Redmi 4<<It was also posted a few days ago in a Gearbest deal:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xiaomi-redmi-4x-4g-smartphone-64gb-4gb-ram-in-black-11661-gearbest-2753714So maybe they do mean the smaller Redmi 4X, although their review link is Note 4X and people often mix up the Redmi 4X, Redmi Note 4X and RN4 Global Version.


I stand corrected.
Rastafari7 h, 37 m ago

Only slightly more expensive, and VAT was already evaded on the buyer's …Only slightly more expensive, and VAT was already evaded on the buyer's behalf when Geekbuying sneaked the goods in to the EU.



Slightly? Next cheapest that's not China based is Spain. Unless you're prepared to pay the extra for the convenience of getting it from Spain it's about £20 more otherwise. Does look like the same one as posted by the OP I'm looking at though for $119.99 = about £90.74

geekbuying.com/ite…tml
Edited by: "LemonHead" 2nd Aug 2017
Does it have NFC for smart pay?
Crossbow1st Aug

If you do that, your card company (with the exception of very few), will …If you do that, your card company (with the exception of very few), will probably class that as a non-Sterling transaction & charge you a fee for it (usually 3% of the transaction + £1 - it varies depending on card). So, either way you'll get hit with the extra charge.Some card companies (one example below), including certain pre-paid ones, will not charge you extra for this type of transaction - so, use this method if you have it.Halifax Clarity Credit Card: No cash withdrawal fee, no balance transfer fee



NOT BAD!.

Worth considering as an 'option' I guess ... thanx, lol.
simes1st Aug

These are decent phones , a cut above the usual Chinese brands ( Doogee, …These are decent phones , a cut above the usual Chinese brands ( Doogee, Ulefone, Cubot , Umi etc ) . Xiaomi are considered one of the top Chinese brands.You do get software updates unlike most of the other cheap Chinese brands , but not monthly security patches ( i was not aware that any phone did ).Their Miui version of android adds a few useful features . But it does have their Miui equivalent of google apps backing up your photos, set up, messages etc ( Its useful for the Chinese were Google is banned - but largely unnecessary on the Global versions that have the google apps installed ). These are the only bloatware installed ( there are no dodgy Chinese apps ).

Google nexus phones always update to latest android version and receive monthly security patches but they are very expensive even older models & 2nd hand used are pricey I had the 5x and it was an excellent phone until I dropped it ! 😞
winchman2nd Aug

Have you installed the Ant Tester app to check what components you have on …Have you installed the Ant Tester app to check what components you have on the phone, you may well need to install ant radio service, ant usb etc.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quantrity.anttester&hl=en_GBhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=ANT+&hl=en_GB


Cheers, I don't think it's any of that, I think it's shutting down Strava to save battery. Strava works, just seems to stop working part way through a ride.
SFconvert1 h, 2 m ago

Cheers, I don't think it's any of that, I think it's shutting down Strava …Cheers, I don't think it's any of that, I think it's shutting down Strava to save battery. Strava works, just seems to stop working part way through a ride.



Have a look at settings>Battery>Manage apps battery usage>choose apps, select Strava, then set it to 'no restrictions'.
Great price .
Have an issue with this phone, I can initiate a text message , when the contact replies, I go to type a reply in and the message does not get sent, it is as if the 0 is getting stripped from the number.,
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